The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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Prospective Students

MS and PhD Educational Programs


The Master of Science in Nutrition Science This 12-month program prepares students for one of several possible further directions in which advanced training may be pursued. Many M.S. students go on to train in a laboratory discipline pertinent to nutrition or in a public health field in which knowledge of nutrition figures significantly. The Institute expects to assist students actively in their explorations of avenues of further training.  Click here to view a fifteen-minute presentation on the program.




Nutritional and Metabolic Biology PhD Program The emphasis of this program is on educating students to become independent scientists through rigorous training in the fundamentals of the field of nutritional and metabolic biology and thorough preparation for bench research leading to a dissertation.

Since nutrition is relevant to many areas of basic research as well as clinical medicine and public health, which are all major strengths of the Columbia University Medical Center, the possibilities for independent research are vast.  Visit our NMB Doctoral Training Faculty page to learn more about our areas of research. 



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